from a collection entitled, Stirrup of the Sun & Moon

If you awake in the morning and don't remember,

some part of the horse-spirit that is your soul

may still be out collecting evidence.

While you go through the motions of your daily circuit,

a deeper part of you may still be engaged

with the important business of integrating the various parts of you.

Perhaps with enough time

the many different threads of you

will be woven into a handsome weather-ready saddle blanket.

Then…then you can ride.

Then, you can actually ride.

Then, with the fresh sunlight as your witness,

you'll realize

there were no wasted detours

because all the while

there was work quietly taking place

in the background.

(c) 2018 / Frank LaRue Owen /

sound: Humano / Aerocalexico / Calexico